GCD Senior Studio Engineering - Whirlpool (Benton Harbor, MI)
Posted: Monday, December 31, 2012 9:25 PM
Title: GCD Senior Studio Engineering Location: US-MI-Benton Harbor/St. Joseph Other Locations: About Whirlpool Corporation Whirlpool is the industry leader in the manufacturing and marketing of home appliances. Whirlpool is a global company and markets Whirlpool, Maytag, KitchenAid, Jenn-Air, Amana, Brastemp, Bauknecht, Consul and other major brand names in more than 170 countries around the world. Whirlpool is a company that creates innovative solutions and products to meet consumer needs. As a result, we have been recognized as one of the world's 100 most innovative companies byBusiness Weekmagazine and the Boston Consulting Group. Additionally, Whirlpool Corporation was ranked among the Top 20 Innovators in Consumer Products by The Patent Board and has been consistently ranked as one of the Top 20 Companies for Leaders by Hewitt Associates andFortunemagazine. Our unique business strategy provides us with an unmatched leadership position and ability to build and sustain loyalty to our brands. Our strategy allows us to move with greater speed to better serve our trade customer and end consumers around the globe. Currently, we are seeking qualified candidates for a GCD Senior - Studio Engineering opening in our Global Consumer Design function. Day to Day (what a typical day or week looks like in this role) As a Senior Studio Engineer you will need to partner with Engineering, Manufacturing and Brand Studio Design staff across all product categories. We will look to you to partner/Lead, in the development of great-looking, innovative products that are feasible from an engineering and manufacturing standpoint. The role demands consistency across product categories and an ability to work with others to develop engineering solutions that support operational excellence across all products and that our customers will ultimately prize. We expect you to be aware of technological advancements in materials and processes and have the ability to propose and champion innovative solutions and ideas. You will also keep a clear focus on Craftsmanship in all product feasibility discussions and decisions. What You Will Do * Create class A ProE surface models that capture the design intent for handoff to Engineering departments. * Resolve structural, mechanical, and/or electrical configurations. * Take a leadership role in the position of affecting a convergence on final design approaches. * Integrate design intent, engineering specifications, and marketing requests into product designs. * Resolve manufacturability, cost, and aesthetic issues. * Provide expertise for engineering feasibility, together with the Industrial Design Team, and Technology Team. * Participate and conduct in product/process critiques, with regard to engineering feasibility. * Responsible for the studio engineering activity for the designated project. * Support and assist the Industrial Designers with the development of product. * Construct major design layouts, including packaging and human factor information * Grow and maintain effective partnerships between design and internal process partners. * Track all issues on projects through the design process. * Assist in the gathering and distribution of technical data, guidelines and Standards. * Support the build of models and show properties with technical expertise. * Establish network with internal process partners. * Establish or improve internal development processes. * Engineering support for improvement recommendations regarding Craftsmanship. What You Need To Succeed * A four year mechanical engineering degree or equivalent degree and two years related experience. * Or, two year technical degree and four years related experience. * Or, seven years engineering experience. * Or, engineering design certificate and six years related experience. * At least 3 years experience in studio engineering preferred. * R elated Experience is within Automotive, Aerospace, Appliance, Consumer Products industries. * 5 year's in product design activities working with industrial designers, engineers, vendors in new product development. * Strong skills in using 3D CAD systems essential, Catia V4 and V5 accepted but experience in Pro/Engineer (Pro/E) preferred. Rhino a plus. Experience in developing class "A" surfaces could be an additional advantage. * Experience in steel fabrication (folded, stamped, machined and cast steel parts) and plastic production processes (injection, co-injection, two-shot injection molding, in-mold laminates, blow molding and vacuum forming, plastic vibration welding). * Capable of leading product/process critiques within Studio teams. * Ability to create multiple technically feasible solutions in upholding aesthetic product direction. * Basic understanding of Craftsmanship and application to product. * Capability of creating advanced mathematical surfaces in the design of aesthetic components, ensuring design cost and manufacture parameters adherence. * Take responsibility for studio engineering activity on multiple projects providing technical leadership and inputs from engineering and manufacturing departments. Endless Opportunities Whirlpool has big plans for the future, just like you. We understand that it takes preparation and hard work to get there. So, we offer challenging purpose, ownership of your role, great teams, and tools to build your capability. In our performance-based setting, you can take your career in exciting new directions - and as far as you want to go.
• Location: Southwest Michigan
• Post ID: 11012489 swmi